There are three cliche date questions that people seem to ask each other when they first meet or on their first date that are as common as they are annoying. Try to avoid these types of questions and you will likely come across a more refreshingly interesting on your future dates:
1. “So, what do you do?” – this must be the most cliche question that is ever asked. Women are more guilty of asking this terrible question than men, but men too throw this overused ice-breaker in surprisingly frequently. There is nothing per-se wrong with this question, except when that’s the first or one of the first things you ask that guy or that girl that you just met. It just says all the wrong things about you – that you are not original and that you are just like everyone else. Also, this question is likely to take your conversation in the very non-romantic direction, where you both start elaborating on what you do for a living and that’s one way to end up having a business type conversation and ending up in a friends zone.
2. “Tell me about yourself” – this is one cliche question that suggests that you have a hard time having a real conversation and asking real question, the answers to which you really want to know. Almost every time you are asked this question, the only thing you can say in response is “What would you like to know?” You can safely skip asking this lazy question, and instead ask or talk about something more specific right away. What is it that you would like to know? – just as that.
3. “What do like you to do for fun?” – this is another cliche question that is as lame to ask as it’s hard to answer. It puts pressure on you to impress upon the other person that you have interesting and exciting hobbies. Who wants do that? Every time I hear this question in such shows as “The Bachelor” or “Millionaire Matchmaker”, I feel like pulling my hair with frustration as to why that guy or that girl that seems to be so together doesn’t realize how lame this question is.